Holiday Season’s Greetings

I know I have not been around all year, but then I also have not been painting. Instead, I became fascinated with mobile photography after my son, Armont gave me an iPhone 4S for Christmas last year. 

Though I always had an iPhone, I never thought of using it for photography but once I did, I quickly secured a dot com and started building a website, The iPhone Arts dedicated to mobile photography and the iPhone.

Ten months later, I am still devoting all my creative time to mobile photography, using the iPhone as my main camera to create and achieve fine art photographs, but I also have been itching to paint again, since it has been more than a year I held a paint brush.

In closing, I would like to wish you a wonderful Holiday Seasons and the very best for the coming year,



LA-MAF is where I will be

LA-MAF poster

For a couple weeks now, I have been postponing the decision to attend the LA Mobile Arts Festival 2012 (August 18-25) and as you read this, I am on the road driving to Southern California.

Over the next several days I will be covering the exhibit and some of the events, along with meeting with several iPhoneographers I have been exchanging correspondence with or have featured on the Weekly Showcase. One of the pre-events I will participate in, is the Venice Beach Photo-walk (10AM-1PM) earlier Saturday of the LA-MFA shows opening.

I am not sure I can stay till Wednesday for the Apple hosting of The LA MAF as I will need to cover a photo exhibit at The Getty Center on Monday and then a photo shoot on Tuesday.

All images © copyright of the photographer and/or

While in Los Angeles, I will also stop by The Getty Center in order to view their photographic exhibit Picturing Landscape, which runs thru October 7, 2012. The exhibition includes a range of works, from a pre-photographic drawing made with the aid of a camera lucida to a digitally generated print. The installation is divided into three themes: 19th-century technical explorations, the 20th-century turn toward developing a particular camera vision, and the ways that contemporary photographers have framed the landscape to make environmental and conceptual statements.

Mountain IV, Clifford Ross, 2004
Gift of Fiona and Stan Druckenmiller. © Clifford Ross

If time permits, I shall have a closer look at the works by one of my favorite artist Gustav Klimt, a special exhibit also held at The Getty Center. 

The Magic of Line © The Getty Center

This major loan exhibition was organized by the Albertina Museum, Vienna, in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum, to mark the 150th anniversary of Klimt's birth. The drawings in this exhibition come mostly from the Albertina, which houses one of the most comprehensive collections of Klimt drawings. They are supplemented by works from the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, and a number of generous lenders. 

So stay tuned for further bulletins and reports on any of the afore mentioned venues.

Something new and different

As an artist we are always searching for way to reinterpret our visions and as I have always been in love with textures, I too have been searching for ways to interpret and apply the texture I discover in the form of a painting.

So while gardening, trimming a tree and cutting all the branches down to fit in the fireplace, I looked at the pile of wood on the ground, my imagination began to run wild.

After collecting enough pieces of twigs and branches to fill a ten gallon bucket, I felt I had an abundant amount that were size appropriate for use on a canvas to begin the project. Using tweezers and medium gel, each piece of wood is carefully positioned in place until the desired effect is achieved and here are the results . . . 

Holz vor den Schuppen (Enough wood in front of the shed), 8 x 8 inches

Log jam, 8 x 8 inches

Beaver’s dam, 8 x 8 inches

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